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Smithsonian Libraries Artists' Books
An artist’s book is a medium of artistic expression that uses the structure or function of “book” as inspiration—a work of art in book form. Although artists have illustrated the words of others for centuries, the book as art object is relatively recent, and the Smithsonian Libraries has a rich, diverse collection of artist-made books from the early 20th century to today.
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Click below to see all of the Artists' Books in the Smithsonian Collections Search Center. There, you can get more details and filter on topic, name, language and more.